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Can how you move change how you think?

Scientists have long thought of the brain as a “control center” for the body – a kind of computer that dictates how we move. But what if how we walk and stand and gesture could actually change how we think?

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American RadioWorks |
Image: Wikipedia (public domain)

Can how you move change how you think?

Scientists have long thought of the brain as a “control center” for the body – a kind of computer that dictates how we move. But what if how we walk and stand and gesture could actually change how we think?

Recent Posts

  • 05.12.15

    Forest Schools

    What if one day a week, school was in the woods? On the podcast, Emily Hanford takes us to Vermont to understand why teachers wanted to take their students into the forest, and what the kids -- and the teachers -- are learning from it.
  • 05.06.15

    Exposing Conditions at Native Schools

    There are 183 federally-run Bureau of Indian Education schools in the nation, and about a third of these are in poor condition. Some students at BIE schools deal with poorly-insulated classrooms, holes in the roof, rodents, and other issues on a daily basis.
  • 04.29.15

    Green Teachers

    A generation ago, if you walked into an American classroom, you’d likely find a veteran teacher who'd been on the job for 15 years or more. Today you're more likely to find a brand-new teacher – someone who's been the job for a year or less.
  • 04.22.15

    The First Gen Movement

    Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.

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Twenty most expensive trips

Traveler: Thomas Bliley (from the office of Thomas Bliley)
Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Brown & Williamson Tobacco
Purpose: TOUR/SPEAK TO SENIOR MANAGEMENT OF BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO; MEET WITH CEO OF BRITISH TRADE INTERNATIONAL
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $31,170.76
source

Traveler: Robert Wexler (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: KAZAKHSTAN
Sponsor: Jewish Congress of Kazakhstan
Purpose: MTG W/ GOVT. OFFICIALS/FACT-FINDING
Date: May 26, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $29,950.72
source

Traveler: Ben Chandler (from the office of Ben Chandler)
Destination: MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA
Sponsor: AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT, AMERICAN AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION
Purpose: MEET WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT AND AUSTRALIAN CIVIC AND BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS TO DISCUSS INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.
Date: Nov 3, 2004 (11 days)
Expense: $29,177.34
source

Traveler: Robert Cochran (from the office of Howard Mckeon)
Destination: MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA TO CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA, TO CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA, TO SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA TO LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: TO MEET AND DISCUSS UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE ISSUES WITH AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND MEETINGS WITH U.S. EMBASSY OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 17, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $28,446.36
source

Traveler: Mike Ross (from the office of Mike Ross)
Destination: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Sponsor: AMERICAN AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION AND THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ISSUES OF COMMON INTEREST BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE AUSTRALIAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $28,236.12
source

Traveler: Tom Delay (from the office of Tom Delay)
Destination: GREAT BRITAIN
Sponsor: National Center for Public Policy & Research
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 25, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $28,106.00
source

Traveler: Mark Souder (from the office of Mark Souder)
Destination: FRANKFURT TO MUNICH
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose:
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $28,100.00
source

Traveler: Tom Delay (from the office of Tom Delay)
Destination: SOUTH KOREA
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL / MEET WITH GOVT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $28,000.00
source

Traveler: William Thomas (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: BEAVER CREEK, CO
Sponsor: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE AND VAIL VALLEY FOUNDATION
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS ON ENTITLEMENTS, SOCIAL SECURITY AND TAX REFORM
Date: Jun 24, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $27,962.00
source

Traveler: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (from the office of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen)
Destination: TEL AVIV-SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA AND SOUTH KOREA TO TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $27,960.00
source

Traveler: Roger Wicker (from the office of Roger Wicker)
Destination: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA
Sponsor: KOREA US EXCHANGE COUNCIL AND US MALAYSIA EXCHANGE ASSOCIATION
Purpose: S. KOREA: MEET W/ADMIN REPS. MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT, NAT'L SECURITY ADVISOR, & US BUSINESS TO DISCUSS US TROOP PRESENCE IN KOREA/N. KOREA NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION. MALAYSIA: MEET W/ PRIME MINISTER AND OTHER CABINET OFFICIALS TO LEARN MORE OF THE US BUSINESS &
Date: Feb 18, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $27,757.98
source

Traveler: Ander Crenshaw (from the office of Ander Crenshaw)
Destination: SOUTH KOREA
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 26, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $27,640.00
source

Traveler: Susan Hirschmann (from the office of Tom Delay)
Destination: GREAT BRITAIN
Sponsor: National Center for Public Policy & Research
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 22, 2000 (11 days)
Expense: $27,626.00
source

Traveler: J Scott Bensing (from the office of John Ensign)
Destination: AUSTRALIA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL REGARDING THE INTERNATIONAL WAR ON TERROR, IMMIGRATION, AND THE U.S.-AUSTRALIAN ALLIANCE
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $26,495.70
source

Traveler: Steve King (from the office of Steve King)
Destination: SYDNEY AUSTRALIA
Sponsor: AMERICAN AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION (AAA) AND THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES WERE THE ONLY EXPENSES COVERED BY THE AAA.
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION FOR AGRICULTURE AND TRADE
Date: Feb 19, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $25,852.70
source

Traveler: Jim Cooper (from the office of Jim Cooper)
Destination: LOS ANGELES - SYDNEY - MELBOURNE - BRISBANE - CARNES L.A.
Sponsor: American Australian Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $25,441.56
source

Traveler: Jim Matheson (from the office of Jim Matheson)
Destination: SALT LAKE CITY - SYDNEY
Sponsor: American Australian Association
Purpose: AIRFARE TO AUSTRALIA FOR TRIP PAID FOR BY THE AUSTRALIAN GOV. TO BUILD STRONGER TIES ACROSS THE PACIFIC FOLLOWING THE PASSAGE OF THE AUSTRALIA-US FREE TRADE AGREEMENT.
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $24,805.24
source

Traveler: Barbara Lee (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: HOUSTON
Sponsor: Houston Peace and Justice Center
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Nov 15, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $24,646.50
source

Traveler: Paige Ralston (from the office of J. Dennis Hastert)
Destination: MEETINGS
Sponsor: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
Purpose:
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (11 days)
Expense: $24,401.73
source

Traveler: Eni Faleomavaega (from the office of Eni Faleomavaega)
Destination: DC-KAZAKHSTAN-SAN FRANCISCO-APIA
Sponsor: Jewish Congress of Kazakhstan
Purpose: ENHANCE US. - KAZAKHSTAN RELATIONS, DISCUSS NUCLEAR NONPROLIFERATION
Date: Jul 31, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $24,373.70
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American RadioWorks |
Image: Wikipedia (public domain)

Can how you move change how you think?

Scientists have long thought of the brain as a “control center” for the body – a kind of computer that dictates how we move. But what if how we walk and stand and gesture could actually change how we think?

Recent Posts

  • 05.12.15

    Forest Schools

    What if one day a week, school was in the woods? On the podcast, Emily Hanford takes us to Vermont to understand why teachers wanted to take their students into the forest, and what the kids -- and the teachers -- are learning from it.
  • 05.06.15

    Exposing Conditions at Native Schools

    There are 183 federally-run Bureau of Indian Education schools in the nation, and about a third of these are in poor condition. Some students at BIE schools deal with poorly-insulated classrooms, holes in the roof, rodents, and other issues on a daily basis.
  • 04.29.15

    Green Teachers

    A generation ago, if you walked into an American classroom, you’d likely find a veteran teacher who'd been on the job for 15 years or more. Today you're more likely to find a brand-new teacher – someone who's been the job for a year or less.
  • 04.22.15

    The First Gen Movement

    Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.